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A good friend wants to lift their 2012 Toyota 4-Runner. Just like 2-3" maybe. I haven't done any of that crap for 40 years and really don't like to mess with it. I told them I would ask around as to what is the best/easiest and least intrusive method.

They want to be able to put a larger tire on it so if you know of a lift/tire combo that worked well, please share.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.
 

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My brother lifted his 4runner and I believe used all factory tundra/Tacoma parts. The factory truck parts lifted his runner around 4" I believe. His is an early 2000s so might not be the same. The truck parts were all a direct bolt on and I will try to figure out exactly what he used etc
 

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My brother lifted his 4runner and I believe used all factory tundra/Tacoma parts. The factory truck parts lifted his runner around 4" I believe. His is an early 2000s so might not be the same. The truck parts were all a direct bolt on and I will try to figure out exactly what he used etc
Oh wow! That sounds pretty cool. I you could find that information, I would sure appreciate it.
 

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What he remembers is he used springs from a Tundra and the struts were from a Land Cruiser. These were all bolt in parts and lifted it something like 3 or 4 inches. If I can find more info I will post it here. This is what it looks like
 

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My daughter was 8 at the time and she hid Easter eggs for me. Hmmm I wonder where she hid them.....LOL
 

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'12 would be a 5th gen, rather different animal from a 3rd gen. - My ex wife's 4th gen has Billstein 5200 struts up front with the adjustable spring mounts and 2" spacers in rear; sitting on 20x10's with 33's.

Anything over 1.5-2" will require a full lift, meaning aftermarket lift spindles up front plus diff drop brackets. Rear is coil spring and there are a few options on coils and/or spacers, plus correspondingly longer shocks.
 

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'12 would be a 5th gen, rather different animal from a 3rd gen. - My ex wife's 4th gen has Billstein 5200 struts up front with the adjustable spring mounts and 2" spacers in rear; sitting on 20x10's with 33's.

Anything over 1.5-2" will require a full lift, meaning aftermarket lift spindles up front plus diff drop brackets. Rear is coil spring and there are a few options on coils and/or spacers, plus correspondingly longer shocks.
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View attachment 110369 What he remembers is he used springs from a Tundra and the struts were from a Land Cruiser. These were all bolt in parts and lifted it something like 3 or 4 inches. If I can find more info I will post it here. This is what it looks like
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If you haven't yet, hit the off road 4 runner forums. Depending on how high they want to go with it, you should find good info from personal experience.
 

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